Hands-on training with our industry-leading team of globally recognized trainers. From polishing to sanding, the RUPES BigFoot Detailing Academy has the equipment and the staff to host a training for any skill level from beginners to advanced techniques. Classes are conducted regularly and are a combination of both private and public events. For more information on upcoming training opportunities see the schedule below or to request a tour please contact us.

  • The BigFoot Academy is located inside the RUPES USA Headquarters in picturesque Louisville, Colorado – just 30 minutes from Denver International Airport and less than 10 miles from the base of the Rocky Mountains.

  • The BigFoot Academy includes a professional classroom with multiple high definition displays, comfortable seating, and smart touchpanels for a fully immersive and hi-tech educational experience.

  • Hands-on training is at the core of what we do. The BigFoot Academy has a massive practical application space where we can coach students on any aspect of polishing or sanding. Whether you’re a beginner attending one of our introductory level classes or a seasoned professional looking to expand on your existing skills every class includes substantial hands-on training time.

  • It isn’t just a demonstration, its training. Our team has decades of industry experience and they’re all enthusiastic about sharing that with our students. Utilizing a combination of classroom theory reinforced by one-on-one coaching in each session guarantees the highest possibility for our students to succeed.

  • We take training seriously. When you attend a training at the BigFoot Academy don’t expect a sales pitch on products, we’re here to make sure you leave with new skills and a better understanding of the techniques required to be successful.

  • RUPES manufactures the highest quality, most complete line of professional polishing solutions on the market today and while at the BigFoot Academy you have access to our entire range of polishing systems.

  • We do more than just detail training. RUPES has been a leader in the bodyshop industry for over 70 years manufacturing premium sanders and dust extraction systems. Whether you specialize in collision repair, repainting, or customization we have training and solutions that can make your shop safer, healthier, and more efficient.

  • RUPES is a Founding Member and strong supporter of the International Detailing Association and their mission. The BigFoot Academy regularly hosts certification classes for technicians looking to get their IDA accreditations.

  • Students attending classes from out-of-town have access to the RUPES corporate rate at our host hotel, the Omni Interlocken Resort. This luxurious resort and spa property is located just a few minutes from RUPES USA headquarters and with the RUPES discounts provides an economical and convenient solution for visitors to the BigFoot Academy.

  • When your training is done don’t forget to take in some of the incredible sights the state of Colorado has to offer. Head west from RUPES into nearby Rocky Mountain National Park, south into Denver, visit iconic downtown Boulder or visit one of the states world-renowned craft breweries.